Common Agricultural Policy after 2013: What will change

24-06-2013

The 50-year old Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is heading for a new reform to tackle current challenges such as climate change, food security and sustainable management of natural resources. Over the years, it has moved away from supporting market prices to supporting producers’ income and rural development, while imposing rules for the protection of the environment. Criticism has, however, remained, notably on the CAP's perceived inequity, its lack of transparency, and its impact on poor food-exporting countries, to mention just a few.

The 50-year old Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is heading for a new reform to tackle current challenges such as climate change, food security and sustainable management of natural resources. Over the years, it has moved away from supporting market prices to supporting producers’ income and rural development, while imposing rules for the protection of the environment. Criticism has, however, remained, notably on the CAP's perceived inequity, its lack of transparency, and its impact on poor food-exporting countries, to mention just a few.